Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Blu-Baby Built Up Wing

Here's a nice post on RCG which shows a built-up wing for the Blu-Baby.  Wish I had a laser cutter to print it out nicely!

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Saturday Electronics: $1 555 Doorbell Kit

Saturday Electronics posting... it's a thing!

I'm a big fan of Julian "Yes I have a personalized flashlight" Ilett.  Check out his youtube channel if you're interested in electronics.  The "postbag" videos are great if you like hands-on reviews of cheap ebay components.

He's got a two-part video where he builds and then reverse engineers a cheap doorbell kit.  It's a really clever design. I learned a lot from Julian's explanation!  Check it out and buy a kit if you're interested.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Replacement Hakko 936 Heating Element

Heard on RCGroups, this heating element works perfectly as a replacement for the Hakko 936 heating element.


Not bad for $1.55

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

New OrangeRX Module

There's a new version (1.2) of the OrangeRX module. Matthew Evans has the fix to bind them to DSMX UMX models if you're having problems.

  • Set transmitter to TAER.
  • Set Channel 6 if you need it (e.g. for SAFE)
  • (Matt recommends forcing the module to DSM2.  Maybe that's only necessary if you've got an old model?)
  • Set External RF to
        Mode: PPM
        Channel Range: 1-12
        PPM Frame:  30.5ms 300u -
  • Bind as usual

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